Juvia’s Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette | Review + 3 Eye Looks

Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well today! Are you tired of me featuring the Juvia’s Place Zulu palette yet? Well I hope not! In any case, even if you are, here is the final review!

Packaging and First Impressions

This palette has cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. The outside is a pale pink with a holographic overlay, which continues on the inside. That overlay is such a nice touch!

This palette is limited edition and comes with 9 shades; 3 of which are metallic and 6 of which are matte. The colour story is very much a rainbow of shades. One unfortunate thing about this palette is that the shades do not have names.

This eyeshadow palette is cruelty free and vegan.

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Price and Quantity

This eyeshadow palette is priced at ~$28 CAD ($21 USD) and has 1.14 oz of product. However, it’s actually on sale right now for ~$23 CAD ($17.50 USD). The pans are huge, so these palettes really are affordably priced!

For a comparison in price, I merely chose other popular high end eyeshadow palettes that were quite colourful. However, there aren’t a ton of those out there, so this palette really is unique. Overall, I’m doing this price comparison just to give you an idea of the value that you get with Juvia’s Place palettes.

Here are the comparisons listed from best value to worst value:

Rank Product Cost
($ CAD)
Quantity (oz) Number of Shades Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product
1 Juvia’s Place Zulu $28 1.14 9 $25/oz
2 Violet Voss The Rainbow Eyeshadow Palette $40 1.1 10 $36/oz
3 Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette $62 0.96 16 $65/oz
4 Sephora Pro Editorial $85 1.12 28 $76/oz
5 Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions $35 0.45 9 $78/oz
6 Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette $52 0.47 13 $111/oz
7 Natsha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette $162 0.75 15 $216/oz

Overall, this Juvia’s Place palette has great value. However, don’t forget to factor in shipping and customs fees if they apply, because that certainly does bump up the price, since you can only order Juvia’s Place products online.

Claims

Here are the claims from the Juvia’s Place website:

“Our new limited edition palette takes on a new persona. It exemplifies rich highly pigmented colors. Consists of 6 beautiful matte shades and three exotic metallic shimmers. A limitless expression of your artistic abilities fused in with day to night time looks.”

Pigmentation and Performance

Overall, the pigmentation of this palette is great. However, one thing that I have noticed is that a lot of the shades appear darker in the pan than how they apply. The only shade that I felt was really lacking was the matte yellow. The pigmentation just really wasn’t there compared to other yellows that I have worked with.

During use, I noticed that there was some minor kickback in the matte pans, but the metallics were pretty firmly pressed. I did also get fallout while applying, but with a colourful eyeshadow look it is always best to do your eyeshadow before the rest of your makeup anyways. Play it safe!

Here are the swatches of each row, starting at the top row and going from left to right.

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Let’s go through the eye looks that I created and how the specific shades performed!

Look #1: Blue & Green

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  1. I built up the matte teal through the crease. I was incredibly impressed by this teal shade. You can’t see this in the final eye look, but it was so bright, blended easily, and built up so well.
  2. I applied the matte warm brown to the outer corner, building it up and dragging the remainder into the crease. I didn’t want the crease to be very bright, because 1) I was going to school and 2) I wanted the lid to be the star of the show. Initially, I had some difficulty blending the brown on top of the teal for whatever reason. They just didn’t seem to mix well, but after a while of blending I got it to work. The result of mixing the teal with the warm brown was a mossy green shade, which was so pretty!
  3. I applied a white concealer to the lid to cut the crease and pressed on the teal blue shimmer onto the lid with my finger. This shimmer was so smooth and finely milled, and it looked just stunning on the lid!

Because I didn’t want to make the look any more smoky, I left the lower lash line bare, but I lined my water line with the Urban Decay 24/7 Gilde-On Pencil Eye Pencil in the shade “Perversion”.

Look #2: Orange & Green

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  1. I built up the matte orange through the lower whole crease. This orange is likely the most pigmented shade in the palette! I couldn’t believe it!
  2. I applied the matte yellow just above the orange to start the transition to the brow bone. I was less than impressed with this yellow. It helped fade the orange, but the yellow itself really didn’t show up.
  3. To deepen the crease slightly I applied the matte warm brown. I liked that this shade didn’t take over the whole crease, it just deepened it a bit.
  4. I applied a white concealer to the lid to cut the crease and pressed on the leaf green shimmer onto the lid. This shimmer was just as stunning as the rest in the palette, and I love this shade! I think this specific leaf green colour is very unique in a palette.

To finish off the look I applied the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in the shade “Cowboy” into the crease, and the Urban Decay 24/7 Gilde-On Pencil Eye Pencil in the shade “Perversion” on the water line. For the lower lash line I used the same matte shades that I did in the crease. The lashes are the Ardell Faux Mink “811”.

Look #3: Purple Sunset

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  1. I built up the matte purple through the lower part of the crease and in the outer corner. This purple turned out to be  a lot brighter than I thought it would be, from looking at it in the pan.
  2. I applied the matte cherry red just above the purple to start the transition to the brow bone. Again, I thought that this red was going to be a lot deeper than it was. When swatched, it almost looks like a hot pink!
  3. Just above the red I applied the matte orange, which was very pigmented.
  4. Finally, I really wanted the upper transition to have a bit of yellow, so I added the matte yellow to the brow bone. There just wasn’t enough space on my lid! Again, I found the pigmentation of the yellow a bit underwhelming. Can you even see yellow in this look? Because I can’t and I tried applying it over and over above the orange.
  5. I applied a white concealer to the lid to cut the crease and pressed on the shimmer in the bottom right corner onto the lid. In the pan, I really thought that this was a brown shimmer. To my surprise it was a duo-chrome pink gold! Therefore, again, deeper in the pan, lighter on the lid. Regardless, this shade really finished off the look nicely!

To finish off the look I applied the Urban Decay 24/7 Gilde-On Pencil Eye Pencil in the shade “Heartless” on the water line. For the lower lash line I used the matte red and purple lightly. The lashes are the Ardell Faux Mink “810”.

Overall, the performance of these shadows was pretty good. They all blended fairly well, with the exception of the matte brown on top of the teal for whatever reason. The shades were all very vibrant, however this was helped by using a white concealer as an eyeshadow base. To really help the eyeshadows pop I did not set the base, so the pigment adhered very well. As I mentioned earlier, the most disappointing shade in this palette was the yellow.

These shadow looks wore very well over time. I never noticed any fading, and the shimmers did not fall out throughout the day or anything.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am very happy with this palette. The formula of the metallic shades seems to be pretty unique, and the shades are truly stunning! The mattes all performed pretty well, and to be honest, I am glad that they turned out to be lighter, rather than darker than they appeared in the pan! I think that this palette is a great affordable colour library to have, and I love the mix of finishes that you get! Because this palette is limited edition, and it is currently on sale, I would definitely encourage you to jump on it while you can. It’s likely on its way out!

Have you tried Juvia’s Place before? What is your favourite palette?

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15 thoughts on “Juvia’s Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette | Review + 3 Eye Looks

  1. The Zulu is the only one I have so far (actually my last post is also a review of the zulu palette) and I’m pretty happy with it too. I liked the mattes a bit less. I agree with you on the yellow: it’s hard to build it and it can even look patchy. The orange also felt patchy to me, but much less than the yellow.
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  2. Man, I feel like I 100% picked the wrong palette from them. Everyone seems to enjoy their palettes way more than I did. This palette is super pretty and I love the looks you created! 😍

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    1. I’m so surprised that that one wasn’t any good! You would think it would have been a home run with the neutral shades, but I wonder if that impacted how you felt about it? Maybe made you less inspired?

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      1. Maybe? I think I’ve used better neutral palettes and this just didn’t add up for me. Maybe if I had tried their brighter shades I would have had a better experience.

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  3. Juvia’s Place is such great value! I saw the first and third looks on instagram but the second one is new to me. I love the silver sparkly line in the crease! I think the first look is still my favourite 😛

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    1. Haha yes, I’ve really been using these looks in various social media places as much as possible lol. It’s hard not to when the colours are so darn pretty! Thanks love!

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  4. So pretty! All of the looks are gorgeous but I think the third is my favourite. I can’t believe how crazy pigmented these shades are. It’s not the most unique shade in this palette, but I’m dying over the peachy-gold shade.

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    1. The third is definitely my favourite too 🙂 Yeah the pigmentation is pretty great, which is why I was surprised when the yellow didn’t quite hit the mark. The pink is really beautiful. A classic, but the formula is really special. I really like it a lot. So funny that I thought it was going to be a brown from how it looked in the pan!

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